Aluminium production in Western Europe falls on weakening auto demand

Primary aluminium production in Western Europe dropped by 36,000 tonnes or 3.9% year on year in the first quarter of 2019, while demand from the automotive sector has been weakening in all major EU markets.

Aluminium production in Belgium, France, Ireland, Luxembourg, Monaco, Netherlands and the United Kingdom fell to 877,000 tonnes in the first three months of the year from 913,000 tonnes in the same period last year, according to a report by the International Aluminium Institute (IAI) released on Tuesday April 23. Aluminium is widely used in vehicle manufacture due to its...

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Burcu Cura

April 24, 2019

14:28 GMT

London